Posted by Larry Gleeson
Things are heating up with the upcoming Sundance Film Festival in 2022. Obscured Pictures released their series of films that will definitely increase viewers sensitivity. To quote St. Louis, MO, hip hop / rapper Nelly, “it’s getting hot in here (so hot).” Check out these burning movies:
GOOD LUCK TO YOU, LEO GRANDE
Nancy Stokes, a retired schoolteacher, longs for some adventure and some sex. Good sex. And she has a plan: she hires a young sex worker named Leo Grande.
Instruction: Sophie Hyde
Written by: Katy Brand
Starring: Emma Thompson, Daryl McCormack
Producer: Debbie Gray, Adrian Politowski
Driving time: 97 min
During their last days of summer and childhood – the weekend before middle school begins – four girls struggle with the harsh truths of growing up and embark on a mysterious adventure.
Instruction: James Ponsoldt
Written by: James Ponsoldt & Benjamin Percy
Actors: Lia Barnett, Lake Bell, Sarah Cooper, Ashley Madekwe, Madalen Mills, Megan Mullally, Eden Grace Redfield and Sanai Victoria
Producers: P. Jennifer Dana, Peter Block, James Ponsoldt
Driving time: 87 minutes
YOU DO NOT WANT TO BE ALONE
In an isolated mountain village in 19th-century Macedonia, YOU WON’T BE ALONE follows a young girl who is kidnapped and then transformed into a witch by an ancient spirit. Curious about life as a human, the young witch accidentally kills a farmer in the nearby village and then takes the form of her victim to live life in her skin. Her curiosity ignited, she continues to exercise this awful power to understand what it means to be human.
Title: World Cinema Dramatic Competition
Instruction: Goran Stolevski
Written by: Goran Stolevski
Actors: Noomi Rapace, Anamaria Marinca, Alice Englert, Carloto Cotta, Félix Maritaud, Sara Klimoska
Producers: Kristina Ceyton, Sam Jennings
Driving time: 109 min
Poor without electricity and running water, Yolanda Signorelli Von Braunhut has lost control of her late husband Harold’s iconic Amazing Live Sea Monkeys novelty. Yet she alone knows their secret formula, and from her crumbling property on Potomac, Yolanda is waging legal and existential battles to fully win them back.
Episode: Indie episode program
Directed by: Mark Becker, Aaron Schock
Producers: Mark Becker, Aaron Schock, Julie Gaynin
Driving time: 180 min
(From Obscured Pictures News Release)